In Loving Memory of
Robert B. Elliott
PORTSMOUTH – Retired Army CWO4 Robert B. “Bob” Elliott, 86, passed away on July 1, 2012.
He was a Portsmouth native, residing at Admiral’s Landing and the son of the late Samuel H. and Margaret Elliott. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Caddy.
Survivors include two daughters, Constance B. Nickolson and husband Lester, Deborah Lee Stern and husband Harold; four grandchildren, Jan, Hope and Sam Nickolson, and Dylan Elliott; three great-grandchildren, Alexa Nickolson, and Sean and Colin Elliott; and one very special person, Ms. Judy Hailey of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Elliott retired from the U.S. Army in 1972 after proudly serving 29 years. He participated in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was the recipient of twelve campaign stars, five Army Commendation Medals, and the Legion of Merit. Following his Army retirement he was a radiology equipment sales rep for Philips Medical Systems, from which he retired in 1990.
No local services are scheduled. Burial with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 9th in Arlington National Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered at www.bwfosterfuneralhome.com.
Robert B. Elliott
We love you Bob. Thank you for the fine example you provided for our family. Everything is "Under Control". We'll see you again and until then know that we are taking care of your lady.
To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Bob was the first to extend the hand of friendship when I moved here to Admiral's Landing.Bob was a patriot and a true friend and I will miss him greatly. He will not be forgotten.
Bob was a true gentleman and a fine, genuine person. He was always ready with a witty comment and quick smile. Having a conversation with Bob was always enjoyable. I always looked forward to hearing his stories about his participation in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was ever so humble when recounting his experiences and was always careful to add that he was no hero. He was very proud of his service for this country. It has been said that those from Bob’s time were members of the “greatest generation.” If most were like Bob I would have to agree. I am really going to miss him.
Bob was all man and a True American who served our country and his neighbors. We think about Bob every day. May Bob have Comfort, Joy and The Peace of The Lord.
To Bob's family, our condolences. He was a good friend who will be missed in so many ways. The Poker Group will miss his stories and friendship. Ken Mason
KEN AND JOYCE MASON
The Ocean View Democratic and Social Club offers condolences to Bob's entire family. Bob will be missed at the club. Lana Moon, Chaplain
Taps to a good friend; loyal to our Army and our contry. God's blessings. Warren
To Bob's family, I wish to add my condolences for your loss. My late husband, Charlie, and I met Bob in the 60's when we were stationed in Hawaii. Bob was there for some reason I can't remember now, but he visited with us there and a friendship was born and continued by letters, cards, and occasional meetings throughout the years. Later when Charlie retired from the Navy, he went to work for Philips Medical Systems and he and Bob enjoyed working together. During Charlie's battle with cancer Bob visited in our home here in Chesapeake several times. Charlie was always so happy to see him and they would talk about "old times." My impression of Bob was that he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word... I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know him. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. Carol Shickley